Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday said the Press Release by the Rivers State Information and Communications Commissioner, Dr. Austin Tam-George, linking the name of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to the unfortunate comments that Nigeria is fantastically corrupt by Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain is nothing more than a worthless piece of mischief.
The Party said Amaechi, the present Minister of Transportation has continues to demonstrate that he is stillvery bitter than his critics..
The APC state publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone who was reaction to allegation credited to the formal governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi said It must be observed that there is no nexus between the sad comments by Prime Minister David Cameron and the spin Dr. Tam-George tried so hard to weave around the name of the Honourable Minister of Transportation.
Finebone said: “To the unbiased observer, it is merely a pedestrian attempt at creating some propaganda with an intention to throw mud at the Minister – an agenda which Dr. Tam-George rode on to become the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication.
“There is no doubt that it gives Dr. Tam-George a sense of achievement and inner satisfaction each time he throws mud at an innocent man who he thinks denied him an opportunity when he needed it most.
“ Did the Amaechi administration receive over N3 trillion between 2007 and 2015? It might be necessary for the Commissioner to lay bare how he arrived at that sum. Again, why did the Commissioner not attempt to present a detailed listing of the projects and programmes undertaken by the Amaechi administration so that his audience can best make their own conclusions.”
Finebone noted that it is important to let the Commissioner know that even in trying to do mischief, he should have consciously exhibited some level of sincerity and honesty to save himself from some obvious contradictions.
He asked, “With what money did the former governor conceptualise, commence and prosecute what Dr. Tam-George referred to as “the most abandoned projects in the history of Rivers State, since 1967?” Apart from the regime of Alfred Diette-Spiff, can Dr. Tam-George, in good conscience, equate the number and scope/dimensions of projects and programmes started, completed and ongoing by the Amaechi administration by May 29, 2015 with those of all the other administrations put together.”